Goetheanum Press

The Goetheanum Press is the oldest anthroposophical publishing house.


The Goetheanum Library has approximately 110,000 books. Hours:  Tuesdays 14:00 - 19:00; Fridays 14:00 - 18:00  

Study Programs

The Goetheanum offers a full-year study program, "Foundations of Anthroposophy," in English! (The full-time study overseen by the General Anthroposophic Section, is also offered in Spanish/Portuguese and German.) Students from around the world, of various backgrounds and ages, come for an academic year of Anthroposophic studies, including artistic classes.

There are 11 sections at the Goetheanum that offer conferences throughout the year, often translated or held in multiple languages. See the individual websites for current programs.

The following schools and sections offer occupational Anthroposophical courses, diploma programs and research options in Dornach: eurythmy (performing arts section), painting (visual art section), educationbiodynamic agriculturemedicinemathmatics/astronomy and natural science. The youth section located on the Goetheanum hill, houses a multitude of activities and international conferences in English, German and Spanish. The literary arts and humanities section and the social science section can be contacted for questions about involvement, study or research.


The 11 Sections for the School of Spiritual Science are involved in world issues and research projects. 

Here is insight into their current projects: General Anthropsophy ·Natural Science · Agriculture · Medicine · Theraputic Education and Social Therapy · Education · Mathematics-Astronomy · Arts and Humanities · Spoken and Musical/Performing Arts · Visual Arts · Social Science · Youth Section


We are continually working on the English site. Do you like something we are doing, or is there something that you would like to see here? Email us with inquiries, comments and suggestions, Attn: EN website.

For current event questions,
contact the reception desk:
Phone +41 61 706 42 42, sekretariatnoSpam@goetheanum.org

From Life at the Goetheanum

01.10.2013 10:25 Age: 5 yrs
By: Vorstand am Goetheanum (Translation: Douglas Miller)

General Anthroposophical Society: Invitation to a Members' Meeting at the Goetheanum

Dear members, 

We want to extend a heartfelt invitation to an open conversation on the life of the soul in the Anthroposophical Society—this time outside the context of the Annual General Meeting. We look forward to your attendance at a members' meeting of the General Anthroposophical Society from November 8 (5:00 p.m.) to November 9 (5:00 p.m.) at the Goetheanum. The membership card for the Anthroposophical Society is required for participation and please preregister—there is limited seating. 

For some time now publications, meetings, and conversations have revealed heightened tension and polarization about our concepts and purposes— often with different understandings of a "true knowledge of the spiritual world," or questions about people and their approach to anthroposophy. This year the Executive Council received many inquiries and letters about this, and we have been asked to take a position. We would like to discuss these matters. 

We have formulated two thematic issues about this; on November 8 we would like to begin with two short descriptions and an initial conversation in a plenum meeting. 

– on how to deal with differing approaches in spiritual questions (see Rudolf Steiner's tenth letter to the members: March 23, 1924). 

– on further realizing the architectural idea of the second Goetheanum, also in regard to the placement of the Group. 

Other themes may arise in the course of this members' day and we will try to find an appropriate way to work on them. After the evening break (6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.) we hope to have a continuation of the conversation in theme-centered groups. On November 9, results from the groups will be brought to the plenum and a preliminary conclusion will be reached—possibly with additional group work 

With many General Secretaries (their biannual conference will be held just before this meeting) and members of the Goetheanum Leadership present, we hope to make a contribution to a strengthened culture of spiritual work and community within the Anthroposophical Society. 

We hope you will be able to attend this members' meeting. With warm greetings

Virginia Sease, Paul Mackay, Bodo von Plato, Seija Zimmermann, Justus Wittich and Joan Sleigh 

Rudolf Steiner’s Mystery Dramas Around the World

Performing, Experiencing & Exploring Destiny Community

21st – 25th July, 2018


General Tours Introduction to the history of the Goetheanum, the biography of Rudolf Steiner and the foundation of Anthroposophy: Saturdays, 2pm. Meeting point: Reception desk. Registration is not required. In German and English.

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March 25th, 2017 – January 7th, 2018

Daily from 8 -22:00           

Brentano's Studio

Øya. 77 pictures from Hannes Weigert in the West staircase. Vernissage on March 25th, 2017 at 16:30 with a talk by Bodo von Plato and Eurythmy by Saskia Barnes.

April 2, 2017 – September 20, 2017

Daily from 8 -22:00         

Maximilian Woloschin (1877-1932)

"He went alone to the deserted shore," (Sergej O. Prokofief about Maximilian Woloschin)

Please be aware of adjusted visiting hours for the main auditorium:


2.–6.4., 27.4., 19.–24.7: Closed

22.3.: 13.30–14.00

The Goetheanum is a center of a worldwide network of spiritually engaged people. It is the seat of the School of Spiritual Science  and the General Anthroposophical Society, which serves as a place of exchange for those with spiritual questions, and a place for trainings in scientific and artistic fields. 

Events range from lectures on special themes, to large, international conferences, to performances by  ensembles and guest performances in Eurythmy, theater, puppetry and music. 

Situated in the Jura landscape, 10 Kilometers South of Basel, the Goetheanum sits grand on the Dornach hill, with its expressive architecture and picturesque garden park, café, bookstore and gift shop.